6 Ways To Cure Insomnia Naturally

If you suffer from insomnia, you may be surprised to know that sleep physicians are increasingly recommending natural forms of treatment. Medications are often used as a last resort. So in this video, sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus explains some of the best ways to treat insomnia naturally. And the best part is that these natural treatments, like cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, are proven to be MORE effective than medication and they are lifelong changes.

📺 Non-pharmaceutical approaches are helpful, but to learn more about some common insomnia medications, check out our video:

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0:00 Natural Cures for Insomnia
1:00 Sleep Hygiene
3:33 Stimulus Control
4:06 Sleep Restriction
5:24 Relaxation Techniques
7:06 CBT-I
8:26 Circadian Re-entrainment
10:38 A Practical Approach

😴Michael Breus, Ph.D., is a double board-certified clinical psychologist and sleep expert. He's been in practice since 1999 and helped thousands of patients improve their sleep. Dr. Breus has written five books on sleep and conducted over 1,000 interviews to the press and public.

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  1. Please prepare content on short sleepers like me who just can’t sleep for more than 5 hours. I slept at 9.30 pm last night and can’t be in bed after 230 am.

    1. I am similar to that and a little less than 2 teaspoons of RAW honey (before bed), seems to help sleep a few more hours.

    2. I used to do that too. But I realized I need the bulk of my sleep later so I can be refreshed for work. So I started going to sleep by 11:00. The short sleep is then closer to my work time. If I wake up at 2 or 3 then I’m exhausted by the time I go to work.

    3. There’s a guy that talks about accepting wakefulness at night because worrying about it interferes with falling asleep and staying asleep. If you wake after 5 hours and feel like getting up do so and return to bed later or carve out time for a short nap during the day if you can. Sleep is such a hot topic right now and not allowing all the talk about its importance get in your head is probably the best advice we can follow. There are people who run on less sleep and don’t suffer ill effects. Find what works for you and accept who you are.

  2. I suffer from insomnia for a long time, tried everything.. i can tell u guys the nap became my ally.. when i have a nap during the day, i lie down practically at the same.time, not feeling destroyed and have better quality sleep.. the days i dont nap, i, believe it or not, take longer to fall asleep as i am so exhausted and anxious that i wont rest well.. cycle continues

    1. I nap almost every day. Rest when I can get it. Like yourself, I’m an early morning awakener

  3. I have found qigong fairly helpful for falling asleep. Lee Holden’s “Qigong for Peace” works for me. I do have to read for a while though, it makes me sleepy. We are all different.

  4. I have seen so many testimonials that not only cbti doesn t work but also spiked.anxiety even further. No wonder since obsesive compuslive behaviour arund sleep by restricting rhe s**t out of it and trying to avoid naps even when your body signals this need, counting your breaths which leads to monitoring….etc. and avoidance behaviour like i must noit watch the clock i must not watch tv o must not etc ….jesus you are literally creating insomnia

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